Three schools welcome new faces

Royal Hospital School, King Edward’s Witley and Moreton Hall make new senior appointments

Simon Lockyer joined the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, as Headmaster in January 2016.

Simon was previously Second Master at Portsmouth Grammar School where he had been in post for the past six years. Prior to this he was a Housemaster and Head of Department at Wellington College, Berkshire. Simon was educated at Blundell’s School, Devon, and he went on to gain a BSc in Microbiology at the University of Newcastle in 1994. He completed his PGCE at the University of Cambridge and a Masters at the University of Buckingham. 

King Edward’s Witley has a new Head of Modern Languages, Andrew Baynes. 

Andrew is the former International Co-ordinator and Deputy Director of IB at Oakham School. A graduate of Exeter University, where he took a joint honours degree in Spanish and French, Mr Baynes has also recently completed a Masters in Education at Bath University. In addition to spending time in France and Spain, he has also lived in Japan for a number of years, working as a Language Teaching Assistant on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme.

As Head of Modern Languages at King Edward’s, he hopes “to encourage pupils to appreciate the relevance and true value of modern languages in today’s society, through activities both inside and beyond the languages department.”

In Bury St Edmunds, Chris Moxon has been appointed as the new Headmaster of Moreton Hall Prep School from September 2016. Chris is currently Headmaster of Magdalene House in Cambridgeshire, previously the junior school to Wisbech Grammar School, where he has managed a significant change over the last seven years.

Chris is an English graduate of Manchester University, having previously been a Deputy Head at The Downs School and Witham Hall, and prior to that a Housemaster at Port Regis and St Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst.

Chris says: “I believe that a broad-based prep school education is of tremendous importance, especially in the ever-changing world of the 21st century. What this means, as well as bringing out the academic potential in each individual pupil, is giving children the opportunity to try all types of activities beyond the curriculum; to explore, to take risks, to work together and in so doing develop their characters and resilience to prepare them for the next stage of their education at 13+.

The family community of Moreton Hall is the perfect place for this to happen where children are nurtured, encouraged to excel and above all enjoy every day at school as they develop independence and confidence.”


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